SchoolMessenger Custom Mobile App

Your district can create a rich mobile experience for your parents, students, staff and community with the SchoolMessenger Custom Mobile App. The Custom Mobile App (CMA) is an application that runs on any mobile device that uses the Apple iOS or Android operating systems. The CMA delivers key content in an easy-to-use format. With a simple touch or swipe, users can access your district or school news, calendars, lunch menus, sports schedules, notifications, social media, and more.

The district is in complete control of their Custom Mobile App design, content, and app store icon. The CMA feeds off existing data streams that the district publishes routinely. Hosting and technical management, including updates are included in the service. New content streams may be added at any time. Vendor services are chosen via a RFP process to obtain the best pricing possible for member school districts each service year. Your district doesn’t need to use the SchoolMessenger notification service to have an app built.

Scope of Service

SchoolMessenger Custom Mobile App (CMA)

Custom Mobile Apps (CMA) are applications that run on mobile devices that use the Apple iOS or Android operating systems. CMAs deliver key content to parents, students, staff, and the community in an easy-to-use format. District or school news, calendars, lunch menus, sports schedules, notifications, social media, and more can be accessed via the app. The design, content, and app store icon are fully customized. The CMA feeds off existing data streams that the district publishes routinely. Hosting and technical management including updates are included in the service. New content streams may be added at any time.

SchoolMessenger Custom Mobile App support includes:

  • Contract Negotiation, budget preparation and procurement
  • MHRIC will act as the liaison between the district and vendors as needed
  • Kick-off meeting to define content migration plan and to select website template
  • Admin training on CMA software
  • Annual user group meetings for local member districts to discuss and share their experience with the CMA
  • Tracking of project status and district support requests in MHRIC Support Tracking Database

  • District Responsibilities:

  • Identify Custom Mobile App (CMA) Project primary contact
  • Demonstrate commitment to the project by participating in all planning and discussion sessions related to the project
  • Provide feedback on design and content
  • Work with MHRIC and SchoolMessenger to review and sign-off on CMA design
  • Attend remote software training
  • Communicate concerns or technical issues to the MHRIC HelpDesk for resolution